Friday, December 7, 2007

Bulletins & Other News: Dec. 07, 2007

Tor Books - Tor Authors on MySpace
"I thought I would pass along a list of some of the Tor author related pages here on MySpace (Not all are run by the authors, but many appear to be):

And that's that. If I missed any, feel free to let me know. Thanks. Enjoy the rest of your day! ~Tor Books" | | | Facebook Group |

Writer C.D. Allen - Cthulhu Creatures
"Lo and behold, just when I was beginning to think that E'ch Pi El was old news, Rainfall Books decided to reprint my story, Crawling Terrors From Sho-Beth Mein in their "best of" collection, Cthulhu Creatures. You don't just have my story. You also get such notable authors such as Simon Clark, Kevin O'Brien, Robert M. Price, Ran Cartwright, and Richard L. Tierney. Well worth it, if you ask me. Click on here to order a copy!"

Dark Horse Comics - MySpace Dark Horse Presents 5 is Live!
"The newest installment of MySpace Dark Horse Presents has been posted, featuring all new stories by Mike Mignola and Guy Davis, Adam Warren, Haden Blackman and Matt Bernier! Just click here to check it out!"

Willie Meikle - New Occult PI novel available now
"My next novel, The Midnight Eye Files: The Sirens, is now available on preorder from Black Death Books.... they've gone to a mass market paperback format, and lowered their prices from $15.99 to $11.99 , and free shipping, so it's a bargain: "

Willie ~

Space Box 2 - Free MP3s
"I finally got some free music up. If you want to download it, just click here. Hope you enjoy it ~ Dorn"

***** - Lots of new reviews and updates this week.
Check em out:

Are We Alone? - New episode delayed
The episode entitled "Sputnik: 50 Years, One Month, Two Weeks Later" that was scheduled for release this week will now be released next week.
For more details, go to:

News worth reposting:
Kelley Eskridge - Radio interview and new website
"Hello to all my myspace friends. I have an interview with the Public Radio International (PRI) program To The Best Of Our Knowledge airing this week on public radio stations around the US, and available in streaming audio on the program's website:

Look for Show 12/02B. My interview is the last of the show, starting at 38:30 and finishing at 52:00. The program topic is "Transgender Identity." I talk with interviewer Jim Fleming about my collection Dangerous Space, and the segment includes a brief reading. It's a fascinating show with interesting guests -- I hope you'll give it a listen and let me know what you think of the interview.

I've also completely re-designed my website ( The site includes a blog that is interactive -- look on the sidebar for a link called "Start a conversation," which anyone can use to send a question or start a conversation. I hope you'll visit me there. All best ~ Kelley"

Minnette - Starsight by Minnette Meador
"Just a quick reminder that there is a great promotion going on at WWW.STONEGARDEN.NET on Starsight (and other great books). If you order before December 7th you will receive a 5% discount or free shipping. Type in FIRSTORDER in coupon code when ordering as a new member or PREORDER if you are a returning member. Also, the first edition signed copies are going fast, so make sure you get over to WWW.STONEGARDEN.COM to get yours ordered today. The author will be sending out a personal gift with the first books ordered."


Heather S. Ingemar - "Firedreams" featured in "The Heat of the Moment"!
"Heather S. Ingemar's short story, "Firedreams," will be featured in the print anthology "The Heat of the Moment" (Echelon Press LLC)

"Firedreams" tells of one woman's supernatural encounter when a truly 'hot' stranger answers her ad for a rented room. “The Heat of the Moment” was inspired by the heroes of the 2007 San Diego Wildfires

In a world filled with disasters and catastrophes, there always remains hope. In The Heat of the Moment, twenty-one authors came together with a showcase of short fiction. Committed to aiding those who lost so much in the blink of an eye, we proudly offer this tribute to the true heroes of the San Diego wildfires, the survivors. We invite you to wear your own red ribbon in honor of their extraordinary “Courage and Inspiration.”

Proceeds from the sale of this book will offer aid to those heroes through the support of the 'Fire Safe Council of San Diego County.'" On Sale December 15, 2007 Available thorugh Ingram’s, Echelon Direct, and Follett For more information, please visit:

"I would like to invite you to check out my paranormal/suspense novel Blood Web now available at the links below"
Clarkesworld Magazine / Wyrm Publishing - December issue of Clarkesworld Magazine
The December issue of Clarkesworld Magazine is now available online. Samantha Henderson, Loreen Heneghan and Lisa Mantchev provide three stories, Jason R. Ridler explains the connections between professional wrestling and fantasy, and Jeff VanderMeer interviews Steven Erikson. This month's art is "Sunken City" by Michael Brack.

The Smoking Poet - Happy Holidays from The Smoking Poet
"Coming soon: our one-year anniversary issue, Winter 2007-08, live in mid-December! Happy Holidays from The Smoking Poet!"

Michael G. Munz - A Shadow in the Flames now available
"A Shadow in the Flames, the debut sci-fi thriller from Michael G. Munz, is now available. See the author's website,, for more information about the book and how to order."

Plague - Calling All the Faithful
The last part of chapter 10 for Plague is posted at:

"This will finish up the first part of Plague, and is also a good time for me to pause the story for a few weeks while I take care of the holidays and try to get a little ahead again on the story. I will have the drawing this evening for The Little Job in Arkham print and announce it as soon as I get a name."
You can see the print at:

"The next drawing, for the 11x17 print "A Little Job in Arkham", is coming up at the end of this chapter and , so if you have a friend who would like a chance to win the print make sure and let them know that they have to join the Plague group to be eligable for the drawing. You can see the print at: Thanks again for reading! ~ Bret"

Graveside Tales - GST Holiday Giveaway
Graveside Tales will be hosting it's first annual 12 days before Christmas Giveaway for our forum members. We are currently seeking book donations. This is a perfect way to pick up new readers. If you are an author who would like to donate a book or 2 please send me a myspace message. Thank you for your continued support ~ Graveside Tales

Preorder Fried! Fast Food, Slow Deaths and receive FREE S&H
FRIED! FAST FOOD, SLOW DEATHS edited by Colleen Morris & Joel A. Sutherland $14.95. Click here for FREE SHIPPING & HANDLING.

Brought to you by:

Donna Barr - AFTERDEAD 1.2: The Desert Peach Crosses Over
"The Desert Peach, back in a "real" world thousands of years after his first death, is asked to accompany the half-horse officer Stinz, who has been chosen for the high honor of breeding for the Reich -- and is terrified. The Peach finally learns why 'Nobody cares if you're gay.'"

Now available at and for more information go to:

Payseur & Schmidt - P&S Holiday Book Sale!
"From Now to Monday, December 10th, we're reducing prices on almost everything that we still have in stock. Now's your chance to get yourself or a loved one a copy of Nicola Griffith's amazing memoir, John Clute's horror lexicon, or any one of our other literary and wearable gems."

Check out the sale at

Chaos and Reunion - Last book posted in entirety: Sideyot Speaks!
"After you read it, send me your review and permission to quote you and I'll send you a free copy of the PDF version! Send your review to
rsoborn at toad dot net. (Obviously, you will have to use the @ and the .) Use the subject "Chaos and Reunion." I'd really like to hear from you ~ Roberta"

Djibril - The Future Fire/Black Swan writing competition ~ $500 prize
"In association with Black Swan we are offering an exciting creative writing competition. Write a short story based on the evocative and bizarre surroundings of Black Swan, and the best entry submitted by the closing date will win the first prize of (USD) $500, and be published in The Future Fire and in Second Life by Black Swan." (Enter Second Life and visit the following SLURL: )
Submissions must be made no later than midnight (GMT) on December 10th, 2007. See or this blog entry from Djibril for more details.

"Submissions for Darkened Horizons Issue 3 will be extended until 12/14/07 or until the anthology is filled.
Feel free to send any dark fantasy or science fiction that you have. I have received quite a few emails asking me if I accept materials other than horror and I want to take this moment to say Yes, I do. The stories needn't be over the top, either. I have very eclectic tastes, (see Issue 1 and 2). Horror is not for everyone, Darkened Horizons IS. Thank you ~ JMB"

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